French champions Paris Saint-Germain and La Liga giants Real Madrid are set for a massive summer transfer battle over not only Neymar
According to an earlier report by Diario AS, delegates from Real Madrid met with Neymar’s father and two attorneys to explore whether a summer move to the Bernabeu was possible.
Since then, it has emerged that PSG are willing to let Neymar – who they signed from Barcelona in the summer for a world record €222m – return to La Liga if Los Blancos stump up a £400m fee.
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Nevertheless, the Ligue 1 outfit would prefer not to lose their star asset in the summer, and president N
Keylor Navas could be one of the casualties with Real eyeing another move for De Gea. The club thought they’d signed the Spanish international back in 2015, only for a tax machine malfunction to scupper the move at the last minute.
United, on the other hand, are keen to keep hold of their star player, and Jose Mourinho expects the 27-year-old to remain at Old Trafford.
“I think he will stay,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Daily Express. “I don’t know what Real Madrid’s intentions are, but if I were them, I would think of another player.”
“A goalkeeper like he is and obviously a club that wants to be better and better and better, we are not going to let that year option go away. But obviously, we are going to try [for a new deal].”
PSG, like Real, are also keen on De Gea, but the French side may instead turn their attention Chelsea stopper T